If you are new to AYF cheerleading, all cheerleaders participate in sideline cheering for football. Flag and Mitey Mite girls perform an exhibition routine at the local cheer competition at the end of the season. Older cheerleaders participate in competitive cheering (Jr Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Jr Midget, and Midget). Cheerleaders are expected to fully participate in games and exhibition / competition until completion of the season.
When are practices? Cheerleaders typically practice Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights 6:00-8:15. Tiny Mite and Mitey Mite practices will be adjusted once school starts.
When are games? Games are Saturdays, beginning approximately the last week of August and running through the end of the season. Yes, we cheer in the rain. All cheerleaders are expected to be at all games. We have a strong connection with our football teams and we are proud to cheer for them. How does competition work?
Cheer competition is progressive from local (PYFCL) to regional to the national level. In order to advance to the next level, a team must earn 1st or 2nd place in their division. Teams who do not have competitors in their division must earn a minimum score. There is no “automatic advance”. Teams must perform their 2 ½ minute routine at their best. No second chances.
When is competition?
Local Competition is typically the last Sunday of October. Regional Competition is typically the Friday following Thanksgiving. Locations vary year to year. Travel is usually required. Teams travel on Thanksgiving. National competition is held in Florida. It is usually the second week of December
What is included in the registration?
Uniforms will be issued after season starts. At that time, you will also receive shoes and bloomers (as part of your registration). Uniforms are loaned and returned to the Broncos at the end of the season. We have compiled a list of what you will generally need, including what is provided as part of the registration fee as well as additional required and optional purchases.
Are there any additional expenses?
The following items are available for purchase through our Bronco Store: poms, team warm-up suits, and hoodies / sweatshirts.
Tumbling Classes & Cheer Camps
Information will be provided to the families about available classes, camps, and clinics. These are optional yet highly encouraged.
Tiny Mite (older/lighter)
TM Cheerleading is an introduction to cheerleading.Most are ages 5-6 and will spend this time learning the basics. There is no post season for this age group.
5-6 No older/lighter
At the Mitey Mite level, girls begin to learn precision in motions and other cheer skills. There is no post season for this age group.
JUNIOR PEEWEE (older/lighter)
As Jr. Pee Wee Cheerleading, they get to participate in competition level cheering for the first time.
For Pee Wee Cheerleading, the competition gets even more intense.
JUNIOR MIDGET (older/lighter)
Jr. Midget cheerleaders are mastering tumbling, jumps, and stunting.At this level competition gets tougher.
Midget Cheerleading is the top of our program.Most of these cheerleaders go on to cheer for their high school programs after they age out of this level.